Supporting Black Businesses in 2019: Renewed Commitments

Finn Hackshaw As black businesses are on the rise, January 1, 2019 is a good time to up your commitment to supporting them.  African Americans spend in excess of one trillion dollars a year as consumers. Yet, the amount of this trillion plus dollars spent at black owned businesses hovers around 3%. The reasons for patronizing…Read more »

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Free and Low Cost Downloadable/Online Goods from Black Owned Brands

Michael Longmire As you wind down your holiday shopping, consider free and low cost downloadable (and online) options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for  details. FREE Adorned by Chi offers a free comic titled “Chi Chi’s Guide to Self Care.” Effie’s Paper offers a selection of wall paper that…Read more »

What will the black owned challenge mean for you in 2018?

 henri meilhac Several individuals and organizations have put forth a black owned challenge.  The challenge is to increase our support of black owned businesses.  Maggie Anderson through an “Empowerment Experiment” has chronicled how increasing patronage of black owned businesses promotes jobs and additional benefits for the African American community.   Black Lives Matter, The Official Black…Read more »

What if we all increased our spending at black owned businesses?

Photo “Together” by Elizabeth Lloyd African Americans have over one trillion dollars (1,000,000,000,000) in buying power. Put another way, African Americans spend upwards of 1000 billion dollars each year. What if every single person spent a sizable portion of their buying power at black owned businesses? Consider the following.    Black employers hire blacks at…Read more »